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The Mother of All Fieldtrips by Jeannie RalstonThe Mother of all Fieldtrips

After her two sons came along, journalist Jeannie Ralston packed away her passport and her traveling bug. But when the boys turned nine and 11, she and her husband found a way to fold them into adventures—by turning the world into their classroom. Over three years the family learned together and played together in 14 countries, from the Ecuadorian rainforest to the plains of the Serengeti and the foothills of the Himalayas. They explored icons such as Machu Picchu, the Great Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, and found themselves in the middle of the Arab Spring and on one of the world’s deadliest roads. With humor and honesty, Jeannie recounts the adventures of a lifetime—made all the more harrowing and fulfilling with her sons along—and her struggles to balance motherhood with her own dreams and desires.